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With a New Introduction by Patrick J. Buchanan.
Here is the path-breaking book that rocketed a political philosophy into the forefront of the nation's consciousness, written in words whose vigor and relevance have not tarnished with age:
I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not pass laws, but to repeal them. it is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents' "interests," I shall replay that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am dong the very best I can.
Goldwater's understanding of our political process and our world situation in 1960 is very appropriate to exactly what is our situation today, over 50 years later. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Harry R. Fisk
Read it over and over, and take notes. Reads like it was written today. Even the part about the Commies.Published 24 days ago by Timothy Lobello
Read this 50+ years ago. Still as fresh and insightful as then.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is one of the best I have ever read period!
As you work your way through it you will be blown away at how Senator Goldwater could have correctly predicted the events... Read more
Hoped for the hard cover Mom had ... Too expensive ... and the words are matters ... It is a book after all.Published 2 months ago by Jeanne E. Palazzo
This thing comes in at a whopping 64 pages; far more than I would have predicted. I guess after the first three pages where the guy was trying his best to stretch the truth to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Whipple McTeelson the Third
If you have any doubts about the current direction of American policies and American government, read this for a clear view from someone who thought there was an alternative. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pen Nom